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Poolesville beats Watkins Mill 68-60

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Published on: Thursday, January 24, 2013

By Ted Howard

POOLESVILLE - In a battle for first place of the Montgomery County 2A/3A division, the Poolesville Falcons (11-2) defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines (10-4) 68-60 Tuesday.

The last time these two teams played each other, the game went into double overtime; Poolesville also won that match-up 62-61.

This game was similar to that December one, as both teams went back and forth in the first half, leaving the score tied at halftime. Coming out of halftime, Watkins Mill senior guard Tyvon Grant gave the Wolverines a six-point lead, scoring two 3-pointers in the first minutes of the second half.

The Falcons were able to stay in the game largely due to strong rebounding by Trevor Stottlemyer and the Poolesville defense.

“We wanted to stick to our game plan” Poolesville head coach Kenny Kramek said.

The Falcons were able to hold the Wolverines offense to shooting below 50 percent for the game. Foul trouble by the Wolverines allowed the Falcons to come back going into the final period.

Shooting nearly perfect from the line, the Falcons were about to capitalize on their bonus with more than five minutes left in the game. Outstanding driving to the hoop by Poolesville senior guard Collin Turner opened up the Falcons offense, as they were able to move the ball around with ease in the final minutes.

Watkins Mill’s Tyvon Grant had a game-high 17 points, while Turner and Stottlemyer led the Falcons with 15 apiece.

On Friday, Poolesville will host Seneca Valley High School, and Watkin’s Mill will host Damascus High School.

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